How Much Space Does Your Website Need?

As Internet users expect more multimedia content, many businesses are adding video and audio files to their websites. However, it is important to ensure your Web hosting space can handle extra traffic before adding any type of multimedia content.

Before adding content, make sure you have the space to do so before you prevent yourself from receiving email, run out of space halfway through the files you want to add, or worse, crash your website.

Check the size of your website.
This is the total amount of disk space that your entire website takes up, including all text, images and multimedia files.

To check your website’s size, simply select the file it’s saved in and check the file properties. Most sites are well below 1 GB (Socket’s basic web hosting space) but video and audio content can rapidly inflate that number. Be prepared to upgrade if you plan to significantly expand multimedia content.

Ensure adequate transfer bandwidth.
The amount of transfer bandwidth— or network traffic—needed in a Web hosting package depends on both the website’s size and the number of visitors expected.

For most websites with text and images, 3-5 GB should be plenty. If users are expected to download large multimedia files, or if more than 500 visitors are expected per day, consider a package with more transfer bandwidth.

Zaza Tugushi - Socket's You-Make-the-Difference Award Winner for October 2013

Zaza TugushiIn October, we honored Zaza Tugushi with our monthly You-Make-the-Difference Award.
Zaza is a busy guy. During the day at work, he's giving 100% to scheduling installs, coordinating dispatches and resolving customer issues.

"Zaza is an amazing project manager," said a co-worker who nominated him for the award. "I'm sure his job can be stressful, but he never seems to get rattled by the constant changes."
Zaza has been a Socketeer since March 2008, beginning first in residential customer service and sales before moving to the business center in 2009. He's now a service delivery coordinator and coordinates installs and dispatches for our business customers.
Originally from Georgia (the country, not the state!) - Zaza studied at Columbia College before going on to receive his MBA at Mizzou. He and his wife, Molly, are expecting their first child in December. In his spare time, Zaza also likes to fiddle with an old car, computers and his house.
Congratulations, Zaza!


It's Gimme Fiber Day!

The Fiber to the Home Council has declared Monday, November 4 as Gimme Fiber Day!
We're excited to be doing just that, with a state-of-the-art network delivering fiber-optic broadband services for businesses and residents in Callaway and Boone Counties. We hope to expand that access in the future to even more areas.
Head over to to learn more about the project and to find out if you're in the coverage area. If you're not, enter your address so we can log your interest. This will help us determine where to expand our network in the future, so tell your friends and neighbors to enter their addresses, too!
Fiber supports faster Internet and more bandwidth, which will become increasingly important as the Web evolves. As more people are choosing to stream high-definition videos, connect gaming systems to the Internet and perform other high-bandwidth activities online, fiber can provide the broadband technology necessary to support all of these applications in a way that cable, DSL and wireless simply cannot.
We hope to bring fiber to many more areas in the future!

Who is Socket

Founded in 1994, Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and Internet service provider with the largest service area in the state.

Socket is a privately held company that provides families and businesses a choice for local and long-distance phone and Internet service. We combine the highest quality customer service with in-depth technical knowledge.

Our network serves more than 20,000 residents and businesses in more than 400 Missouri cities, and our customers enjoy simple billing and quick, friendly service.

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